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PSEB sets up 192 exam centres
: Chandigarh: The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) had set up 192 examination centers for class X and XII tests in additional subjects, an official press release said. The exams would start from September 4.

CM gives Rs 5.18 cr for U'khand victims: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday dispatched a cheque of Rs 5.18 crore towards the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for rehabilitation of flood-hit in Uttarakhand. The CM also announced a grant of Rs 10 crore for the reconstruction of all the religious shrines, including Sri Kedarnath Temple and Gurdwara Gobind Ghat Sahib which had been badly damaged in the recent floods.

Regulatory body for edibles, drugs: Chandigarh: The Punjab Government on Tuesday constituted Commissionerate of Food and Drug Administration to enforce safety standards for food items, drugs and cosmetics. Health Minister Madan Mohan Mittal said registration and licensing for selling food articles would also be necessary under the Food Safety Act. 

Book on Gadar movement released: Dr Jaspal Singh, Vice Chancellor, Punjabi University, released the English version of "History of Gadar Party" authored by Jagjit Singh on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, he said the Gadar movement was unique as it was fired by dedication, commitment and sacrifice. Dr Kirpal Singh, historian, said the sacrifices made by Gadarities were commendable.

Minor raped in Ferozepur:
The Ferozepur Police has booked two persons on the charge of raping a 12-year-old girl. The accused have been identified as Kailash and Sandeep. In her compliant, the girl alleged that on Sunday evening, when she ventured out of her house, the accused abducted her and took her to a tubewell room in the fields nearby where they raped her. Police officials said the matter was being investigated. No arrests has been made so far.

2 commit suicide:
Kulwinder Singh, a resident of Khalwara village committed suicide by hanging himself in his house last night. Domestic tension was said to be the cause of suicide. He is survived by his three children. The Police has registered case. In another such case, Ajit Singh reportedly committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance in his house at Samrarri village last night. Mental stress was said to be the cause of suicide. The Police has sent the bodies of both deceased to the Civil Hospital for post-mortem. 

BSP to start stir: The Punjab unit of the Bahujan Samaj Party will organise demonstrations, dharnas and protest-marches at all district headquarters on September 5 protesting against excessive attitude of the police, and the problems of price-rise of essential commodities, corruption and unemployment. This was stated by BSP state general secretary Jarnail Nangal He said BSP has decided to expose the wrong and directionless policies of the government. He said the party will organise the agitation at two places in district kapurthala. 

Trees found axed: More than one dozen trees near a Municipal Corporation park were found axed in Model Town this morning. Environmentalists CR Gautam and Rattan Lal Kalra immediately informed the executive officer Adarsh Sharma, who along with corporation engineer, rushed to the spot to assess the situation. EO said a detailed report would be sent to the police to register a case on the charges of axing the trees against unknown persons.

Tarn Taran
Miscreants open fire at shopkeeper:
Four car-borne persons allegedly opened firing at a shopkeeper, Jamandeep Singh, here on Monday evening. Jamandeep, who runs an ice-cream parlour on the Sarhali road, said the accused had come to his shop and bought ice-cream. When he asked for money, they opened fire at him. Jamandeep noted down the number of the car and reported the incident to the police. ASI Mukhtar Singh said the matter was being investigated and that no arrest had been made so far. 


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